Monday, 24 January 2011
Self portraits are considered an indulgence by some (usually non painters) and vanity by others.
However, from my perspective, a self portrait has two major points to commend it.
The model is always on hand when the artist is ready, and no money changes hands.
This one was done after looking at paintings by the American Chuck Close.
You can tell by the colour and quantity of hair in the painting (not much anyway) and the hair on the subject that the self portrait was done quite a while ago.
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 05:41